We have enhanced our competitive place in the global economy while building economic security and opportunity for middle class workers and families. Our state respects participation in unions of, by, and for workers.
I stumbled over this proud article praising the influence of the government in business, solidarity with fired people and beneficial involvement of unions in business.
Advocating protection of/ investing in American jobs / strategic interest / local farmers etc is well done these days.
While you'll probably be shot for calling somebody socialist, it has strong similarities with the kind of programs of the moderate socialist democratic parties /governments in e.g. Western Europe, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Spain.
I have the impression it's all a war of words & cold war grown kids, "free market if I benefit" fans and "tough government & freedom" conservatives.
In reality there might be a big part of the US population that qualifies as social democrat according to european standards.
However the fact religion & socialist didn't mix well in the past and cold war preoccupation towards anything "left" prevent something like a social democratic party / movement to get any ground.
From the people / places I know places like Seattle, Minneapolis contain a relative large number of progressive minds..
Are there a 100 million closet social democrats in the US refusing to come out?